Death Valley Jim – Mojave Desert Location Scount

About Jim

Death Valley Jim at Aguereberry Point

Death Valley Jim at Aguereberry Point

 

Born: July 4, 1978

Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas

Home Town: State College, Pennsylvania

Living: Joshua Tree, California

 

Jim has spent nearly a decade documenting the hidden treasures of the American Deserts, with a focus on Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Mojave National Preserve. He is most widely known for his two book series, “Secret Places in the Mojave Desert” and “Hidden Joshua Tree.”

His specialties include Native American history, archaeological, historic site documentation, and natural wonders. He is well versed in, and active in the environmental preservation of the desert, including having been a consultant to the BLM for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), and a spokesperson for Campaign for the California Desert.

In the backcountry, Jim is a minimalist, hiker/backpacker, wilderness first responder, and an avid supporter of Leave No Trace ethics.

In the March 25th, 2016 edition of Newsweek Magazine, Jim is described as, “California desert’s best last hope.”

 

Jim has authored the following books:

  • Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 1
  • Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 2
  • Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 3
  • Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 4
  • Exploring Death Valley: Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 5
  • Exploring Death Valley II: Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 6
  • Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. 7
  • Hidden Joshua Tree: The Real Guide to Joshua Tree National Park
  • Hidden Joshua Tree II: The Real Guide to Joshua Tree National Park
  • Memories of the Mojave: A Historic Photograph Book
  • Rock Art of the Upper Mojave Desert
  • Analyzing Rock Art of the Mojave Desert Vol. I: Pictographs